Finding an effective natural face mask that perfectly suits your skin can be tricky. There are so many options with countless active ingredients on the market, how do you know you’re going to find the perfect fit? My answer has always been D.I.Y.
Making your own natural face mask is so incredibly simple and often only takes a few easy to find ingredients. Who needs complicated, synthetic solutions when natural face mask magic is just a grocery shop away? Here’s my favourite soothing, multi-purpose natural face mask recipe. It’s easy, effective, and made up of three killer natural ingredients.
Hydrating Honey Natural Face Mask:
2 teaspoons of Raw Honey (bonus points if it’s Manuka)
Raw honey is one of nature’s most miraculous ingredients. Ancient Egyptians thought it was so special they offered it up to their gods and actually, they were bang on the money! It contains unique anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties that help to heal wounds and keep infection at bay. Raw honey also forms a protective barrier against further infection, with health practitioners calling it one of the best all round natural remedies money can buy.
But why use raw honey as a starting point for a natural face mask? Simply put, it just ticks every skincare box! Raw honey is great for the treatment and prevention of acne and it’s full of antioxidants. These help to nourish the skin and slow the ageing process by keeping skin vibrant. It also moisturises and soothes the skin, improving overall complexion to give you a healthy, honeyed glow. Raw honey even opens up pores to unclog and clarify – what’s not to get excited about, right?
1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil
A hydrating natural face mask wouldn’t be complete without a scoop of coconut oil. This multi-purpose pantry favourite is chocka-block with handy, helpful vitamins and fats. Naturally occurring saturated fats smooth the skin while allowing it to retain its natural moisture levels. The healthy saturated fats deposit under the skin for an even skin tone, reducing the appearance of pores at the same time.
Capric, Caprylic and Lauric acids in coconut oil are also strong disinfectants with anti-microbial properties. They protect the skin from infections that enter via wounds or exposes pores. To top it all off, coconut oil also contains Vitamin E for healthy skin growth and repair. Yes please!
1 drop of Lavender Oil
If you only buy one essential oil in your lifetime, make sure it’s lavender oil. It’s versatile and has a range of different uses, including keeping your skin ship-shape and healthy. Most of us know lavender oil for it’s calming effects on the body, but did you know it does similar things to your skin too?
Lavender oil helps cleanse and reduce skin irritation, curbing itching and reducing any visible swelling. The scent is heavenly too, calming, relaxing and balancing both physically and emotionally. It truly is the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long, stressful day.
Combine these three simple ingredients for a natural face mask to use as often as you like. It’s an easy, nasty-free way to nourish, soothe and hydrate your skin. You’ll be glowing from the inside out!